Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs.
IM works with 10 communities of faith, including Bahá'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Unitarian Universalist and Zoroastrian. Together they provide the foundation upon which IM provides direct service, builds collaborative partnerships to serve seniors and refugees, and channels the faith community's preparedness and response to disaster.
Please visit our Volunteer Opportunities section to learn more about how you can get involved.
Areas of Service
IM believes that through service and dialogue it is possible for very diverse people to come to know one another and to find common ground, while maintaining their personal beliefs and keeping their cultures intact.
IM manifests the strength of share beliefs through four areas of service to the greater Houston community:
* Meals on Wheels for Greater Houston delivers more than one million meals each year to seniors in Harris county.
* Refugee Services in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston each year.
* Office of Disaster Preparedness and Response facilitates communication on behalf of Houston’s faith communities during relief and recovery efforts.
* Interfaith Relations provides a safe harbor for greater Houston through its many interfaith programs and dialogue efforts.
In 1955, the Houston Council of Churches launched IM's predecessor organization, the Church Welfare Bureau, to organize the Protestant community to minister to those in need. In 1964, the Bureau was reorganized as Protestant Charities, a group that was joined and strengthened by the Jewish community. Officially chartered as Houston Metropolitan Ministries in 1969, IM has been a leading force in bringing together people of all faiths to serve people in need in the greater Houston area.
IM was renamed Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston in 1992 to reflect support from increasingly diverse faith traditions.
Location: Houston, Texas, USA